DFS2011: a recap of where we’re at for those keeping track

We’re planning to host a metaskool, or aggregate skool, named Durutti Free Skool, in a few weeks. The schedule is pretty much roughed out.

It’s an “aggregate” skool because it is for anyone who has already helped run, or participated in, a Poetry Free Skool this year. Sort of. To recount, we are inviting people to host a Free Skool in their region, of any size larger than two (it should qualify as a conspiracy), which is concerned with Marxist and anarchist poetics. We have recommended two texts (listed below) but that’s not a rule, just a proposal. Our commitment is to an interest in thinking about poetry and being a poet and the questions of poetry and social existence from an anarchist and/or Marxist perspective.

It’s not too late by any means to have your own reading group/skool and come and hang out; the people who ant to hang, we want to hang with, and are happy to help in our faciltationista roles. We keep saying: we are not trying to get anyone to do this. If you want to have a free skool about gluten, do that. Or do something else entirely. All we are saying is, if you want to do this, we want to do it with you, and help facilitate, and help in whatever ways we are able, and help host a meetup of everyone who has done similar things.

“Free,” this year, for the Bay Area summer jam, will mean just five bucks to hold a space (see info in the schedule link). That’s it. That’s American dollari, northern comrades. In the meantime, keep us posted as to what you are planning, have planned, plan to plan. If you have thoughts or reports, we can post them here or just give you the login info so you can post them.

We are very excited! And look forward to seeing all of you. Coffee! Poetry! Scheming Together! More soon, heartz from dfs11

The books we are proposing:

Provo: Amsterdam’s Anarchist Revolt, by Richard Kempton

Dispersing Power: Social Movements as Anti-State Forces, by Raul Zibechi (tr. Raymor Ryan)

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